From the Matt Seinberg collection, here’s one he donated to us sometime in 2007. Brad Stone is a good jock, 1980 is a great year for radio, and AM Music Radio is still alive, at least in the short term. This is our first look at the Salt Lake City market, and while this is a low-fidelity recording, all the elements of good personality radio are there! This shows us that even smaller markets sounded good back in the early 80s, whether they were on AM or FM. In fact, your webmaster would make the arguement that music radio had reached it’s peak and 1981 was the very beginning of the end of great radio, even if it did take 20 years to see radio’s true demise come to fruition.
You’ll really enjoy this aircheck of KCPX, if you can get by the poor quality of the source recording. Cassette recordings from that era from ordinary listeners don’t always hold up after 30-plus years, but we’re lucky this one survived.